BabyLegs: More than just baby leg warmers


Baby leg warmers? Who would think that such a simple, obvious idea would be such a godsend? Nicole Donnelly, apparently. Not only did she come up with the idea to keep her daughters' legs warm during "nakedy time," she has built a hugely successful company called BabyLegs out of her simple invention.

I first came across BabyLegs at Baby Loves Disco, at which guests got to take home a free pair. No one could resist the table covered with tiny leg warmers in every conceivable color and pattern. I snagged a rainbow pair for my daughter, and she has been wearing them ever since (and she's 4 years old — a petite 4, but still).

The real utility comes if your kid is still in diapers — think "crotchless leggings." Diaper changes are a breeze, and early potty-trainers will find it easier to pull down their pants wearing these underneath as a layer rather than long underwear or tights. There must be fifty other uses for these wonderful, versatile little cuties, and not just for babies, either. Ergo, the question for today's giveaway:

What's your BabyLegs hack?

Mine is to use them as minimal PJs for my daughter who prefers to sleep in the buff, even on frigid nights. All other ideas welcome, including hacks for older kids and adults. Answer in the comments to enter to win one of eight pairs of lovely BabyLegs from the new Organic line. Be sure to let me know your kid's gender — I've got at least four gender-neutral patterns here. So cute. I'll announce the winners tomorrow evening! Good luck!

[Update 12/7/07, 5:10pm PST: I've closed comments as of now, but have to head out for a family occasion so can't do my random drawing till later this evening. Sorry to keep you waiting! I'll post the winners at the latest tomorrow morning. Thank you to all who entered! — Asha]


  1. reg says

    ahh baby legs how i love thee! we first used a pair someone gave me for my shower when the son had to get his first shots- we put them on instead of pants and it allowed me to hold him the entire time which reduced the trauma…and now they are our standard under the pants leg warmers/sock keeperoners since i sling most of the time.. but here is an adult hack-
    I was prego last winter and always hot so i never bought a winter coat and now i get overheated pretty quick what with the child strapped to me and heated trains so now i pull on a 3/4 sleeve shirt, put the babylegs on my arms add a down vest and i am good to go- they are also great for that in between the top of boots and a skirt stretch of leg even on adults!

  2. Selima says

    I love them for those not-warm/not cold days where you want baby in a skirt, but you don’t want to mess with tights all day because the stupid skirt has stupid shorts stupidly built in. Stupid. That said, I totally heart Babylegs. (I have a girl, in case you couldn’t tell. I bet baby kilts don’t have stupid built-in shorts.)

  3. Elizabeth says

    I didn’t have these for my two older kids, but would love them for the baby due in March! I LOVE the onesies on lil’ ones as LONG as they can possibly wear them, and if the weather is cooperative. Oh, those chubble thighs must be bared, but these BabyLegs are fabulous for pushing the envelope in letting the onesies be worn even on cooler days. SO cute, and practical!

    We’re having a boy :)

  4. Alex says

    I keep the BabyLegs (and, um, homemade imposters) balled up in a basket next to the changing pad, in front of the baby potty. Miss Baby will happily sit on the potty for as long as it takes because she LOVES to play with them. That, and the little basket of shoes next to them.

  5. says

    My husband likes to take our son on hikes (even in cold weather) and so we use Baby Legs under his jeans. Cuts down on bulk and keeps him warm even if we need to change his diaper in the out-of-doors! We have also used them as arm warmers!

  6. says

    This isn’t a hack so much as an alternative – I knitted leggins for my son instead of buying babylegs (not because I don’t like the real thing, just because I had the yarn on hand). He loves them!

  7. CES says

    For younger babies, when you have to rush them into the car in the morning and they take their bottle “on the road”– stretch a Baby Leg over the bottle. Keeps the bottle warmer and also gives the baby a better grip. No craning around while you’re driving to pick up the slippery dropped bottle!

  8. says

    I don’t have a hack (yet) but plan on getting a pair or two of babylegs for my little girl arriving in March. Besides being just adorable, I imagine they are great for the crawling stage when the knees need a little extra protection.

  9. plain jane says

    We love our babylegs. My son wears them every day here in Portland for a little more warmth. My only complaint is that they don’t have adult sizes! This hasn’t stopped me from trying his on though. Not quite a perfect fit…

  10. Sarah says

    These would be great for using under those all-in-one fleece winter outfits I dres my son in, because regular pants are often too bulky.

  11. Sharis says

    I love babylegs for my son (though my husband thinks they are “girlie tights”. I am the one who does most of the diaper changing and for that babylegs is super convenient! My hack though, is that I’ve been planning to send a pair of the super soft ones to my cousin for Christmas. Her sweet little boy has EB (epidermolysis bullosa) and I’m hoping this will help to protect his legs as he starts to move around more.

  12. Amy Barnes says

    For dance class. Finding actual dance leg warmers for a petite 2-year old is hard. These would be fun and keep her warm on the way in and in class.

  13. says

    My son is a bit on the skinny side, so his waist is still about a 12month size, but his legs are long enough for an 18month. Baby legs are great for that gap between his socks (which are always falling down) and the bottom of his “high water” pants :)

  14. says

    I use BabyLegs for my son to add an extra layer under his pants when we go for a chilly walk, or with shorts on those mornign when it is cool but will get hot later.

    I also keep them in the diaper bag for an emergency. Like when the little guy tried to sit on the side of a baby pool filled with ice and bottled water at a 5K race, and instead fell in! To cut down on weight for the run I’d taken out the extra set of clothes, but had the BabyLegs and a long sleeves shirt – voila, funny look, but he was “fully clothed” with those and the diaper. :-)

  15. Christel says

    Dee’s right — they ARE great for crawling. My nephew uses them at her apartment, where the carpeting is somewhat less than soft and comfy, and over here at my house where my hardwood floors are cold and, well, hard.

    They’re on the christmas wishlist now for my toddler daughter who wants very badly to walk everywhere, even when it’s cold out. So we lose the coziness of the stroller blanket, but can’t bring ourselves to go with full fledged snow pants (what a pain to get on and off). These are ideal for layering under or over her pants!

  16. says

    Baby Legs are great because when baby has a dirty diaper that leaks out, the baby legs stay clean, unlike tights, which are directly over the diaper. I love them!

  17. Christel says

    ^^^ Ooop, meant to say that as my nephew uses them at my sister’s apartment, not that he uses them at Dee’s.

  18. hedra says

    I have no hack for these, dangit! But I’ve been eyeing them since one of the girls developed a love affair with tights. And then it snowed. She’s been accepting pants, but if she had these to put on over tights… yeah, happy child.

    I can also see them being used as sleeve holders, for putting on coats. The other girl throws fits if her sleeves slide up when she puts on a coat or sweater. She could use these on the arms and be able to hold on to them more easily than doing the whole flex-the-wrist-and-grab-sleeve thing (which she flat out refuses to do). Not sure if that would work, but it was the first thought that came to mind when someone mentioned ARM WARMERS. Yeah, maybe this would do! (I can see the younger boy also loving the flame ones for arm warmers… too bad he already got a present from us for Christmas!)

  19. Lucia says

    I think these would be great as an improvised sock solution for quick trips out or walks in the stroller. Just pull them down and knot the ends. Obviously would work best for young babies who aren’t walking yet. After reading these comments, I wish I would have bought a pair for my now-15 month old son much earlier.

  20. Amie says

    We don’t have any Babylegs so I don’t have any hacks yet. I never even saw them in the real world until yesterday. But yes, so cute!

    Potential uses:

    -Christmas stocking extender
    -Stuff both child’s legs into one Babyleg, add som scuba fins, and you’ve got yourself a mermaid costume.
    -Stuff them with outgrown baby clothes and use them as “draft dodgers” for the cracks under your doors.
    -Use one to tie a rattle or other small toy to the stroller so it doesn’t fall out.
    -If you still have rabbit ear antennas on your TV, you could dress them up!

    Seriously though, if I were to win a pair, I would use them to keep my baby girl’s legs covered when she’s on my hip in the sling. Her pants always ride up and her little calves get cold. I would just keep them in the sling pocket and slide them on her legs when needed.

  21. Julia says

    We’ve never had any Baby Legs, but I’m sure they would come in handy as an extra layer in the winter to keep socks up (or on, if you have a stripper). They would also be great for an cover on those chilly mornings when it will warm up to shorts weather. One less pair of clothes to carry around! We have a 2 month old boy at home. I’d LOVE to try some!

  22. Cheri says

    I actually have been eyeing these since their add popped up on my gmail. I have a little chubba baby girl, and tights are so hard to get up over her lucious thighs, and then the tops cut into her belly. I thought the baby legs would be great to relieve some pressure on her sweet baby waist.

  23. Amy says

    We love us some Babylegs! We use them for all the standard reasons, BUT – we also slide them gently over our daughter’s arms after she’s asleep. She often prefers the short sleeved jammies, but gets cold in the middle of the night – so we sneak in and slide on the ‘Legs. One more prop for stealth parenting! The other great “hack” is to use them heavily during potty training, for girls who want to wear tights. Obviously, much easier to deal with during the trips to the potty.

  24. picklemommy says

    Keeps the legs warm while the little bare bottom is sitting on the potty- so much easier for my daughter only to wrestle the underpants down and not tights. (Ah, the joys of having a self potty training child in the middle of winter!)

  25. Cindi Hoppes says

    I think these Babylegs are the cutest idea! I think they could keep a little girl warm while wearing a tunic or dress. Boys could wear them
    ( toddlers ) with t=shirts ,sweater,
    etc. They could be worn under other styles of pants for warmth and comfort. Thanks,Cindi

  26. Julie says

    We got a ton of use out of our babylegs during the winter for the sock-pants gap left by baby-wearing, and then I thought we were done with them.

    My son started crawling during the summer, though, and I noticed his knees were getting calloused from crawling on our friends’ wooden deck. Adding a pair of babylegs to his onesie kept my baby’s legs baby soft for a while longer, which kept me from thinking too much about how fast my baby was growing up!

  27. Kate says

    I love Babylegs! We have two boys, ages 1 and 3, and I usually leave the house with one pair on one kid, and they often come home on another part of the other kid’s body. So our hack? A one-size-fits-all extra snuggly layer for whoever needs it.

  28. SJ says

    I am a nursing mom and I find it easier to actually take one arm out of the sleeve when I am nursing at home. And our house is pretty drafty. I’ve used the Baby Legs as an arm warmer for myself while nursing so I don’t end up freezing while doing the late night feeds.
    My son also loves to pet or rub my arms while nursing so it’s almost like another blankie or comfort item to him.

  29. says

    I’ve just discovered babylegs – like, JUST NOW! They sound fabulous. I’d love to add them to my stash of dress up clothes, so that my girls (two daughters) can play with those princess dresses and skirts while keeping their little leggies warm – without the bulk of sweatpants, like they have now!
    oOoooh, pick me! I want some of these!!

  30. Samantha says

    I absolutely love babylegs! I use them for:
    * Crawling protection for little knees
    * covering legs when baby is in any sling
    * just recently, after our first round of major diaper rash (at 9 months old), for “nekked baby time”
    * as additional warmth over tights (you can take them off when you arrive or just leave them on and enjoy all the compliments)
    * As arm/hand-warmers for mom on brisk morning jogs
    * As a fun way for a very young one to gaze at/feel different textures and colors (mine loved the super-soft rainbow ones from week 1!)
    * as fun toys for a little one just figuring out how to take things out of other things (tie one end of the babyleg, insert toy)

  31. Saderchick says

    Oh, could definitely use a pair of these for extra warmth over a sleeper. My (b/g) twins’ room is over an unheated portion of the basement, and gets chilly, even though we keep the house ridiculously warm. Would take away the chill w/out making them sweat like a whole extra layer. Good luck all!

  32. says

    BabyLegs come to the rescue when my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter decides that she really, really, really wants to wear a short-sleeved shirt on a cold day. I just throw some BabyLegs on her arms, and she’s warm–and happy to have chosen her shirt for the day!

  33. Stephanie says

    We’ve used them as socks by pulling down and tying a knot. Also, used as a coffee cup sleeve in a pinch. Otherwise, they are just a fun way to add color to my baby boy’s life (moms of girls can’t have all the fun!)

  34. says

    I wear my son often and use Babylegs to reduce the bulk (diaper + jeans) and other pantleg riding up/down issues.

    On a fair baby-wearing day, I only pull on his Babylegs. No worrying about discomfort, pant legs traveling, or losing a sock in transit (which happens with regular pants all the time!) If for some reason I take him off later and need some pants, I always have a pair of cotton ones that ball up fairly small.

  35. Jessica says

    I chop the toes of cheap or worn-out socks (heel and toe if the socks are long enough) for homemade babylegs. Hemming will give them a finished look, but mine have held up just fine without. Easy, functional, cheap, and environmentally friendly if you’re using old socks! Plus, it allows me to justify getting rid of my WigWam socks with holes worn through the soles and getting new ones!

  36. says

    For toddlers, they are great for covering the pant gap that appears mysteriously when they are being carried. I just slip them on underneath the pants and viola!

  37. Nicole says

    I love them for extra covering when son is in the Ergo carrier on cold days. Also great for crawling – for protection for those soft baby knees.

  38. Carolyn says

    I have no great hacks either because I have only recently discovered these. However, I can’t wait to try some of these in place of the pants that we usually try to put under my daughter’s dresses. Tights are just not her thing and it’s way too cold (and drafty) to send her out with just the dress on.

    After reading the other hacks, I also wonder if it would be good for her while sleeping. She’s not one for PJs anymore and wants to be “naked baby” as much as possible. And she hates her blankets. So a onsie and a pair of these sound like a great idea.

  39. Bryan says

    Potential hacks:

    – tie two together and use as a baby scarf
    – use as a hand muff (insert one hand into each end to keep warm)
    – use four to warm your dog’s legs
    – slip one onto a vase (a vase cozy?)
    – use as a sweater for stuffed animal (ideal for snakes and worms and elephant trunks)

  40. says

    I use baby legs in the summer as a barrier between my arms and the sweaty baby head that develops as I’m rocking/nursing Tristan to sleep. It makes transitions to the bed easier with no sticky skin to worry about.

  41. says

    I love our babylegs! My son is obsessed with socks and shoes, but still isn’t a fan of diaper changes. But I can bribe him into laying down for a diaper change by telling him that it’s time to put our socks on.

    They look great with his cloth diapers too!

  42. says

    Ooh! I’d love to have a girly pair of baby legs. My 10-month daughter always rides in the sling, and her little leggies get so chilly when those doggone pants ride up. She’d be warm and snuggy all the time. I think BigSis would dig them, too, as an alternative to tights (which she is IN LOVE with).

  43. hil says

    I, like a few others, would use them as clothes extenders. My son has a little bottom and waist but longer legs so that the 18 mo clothes fit great at the waist, short in the leg. He’s put up with the baby legs over a belt on his 2Ts anyday! Plus then his legs would be warm in our Ergo carrier!

  44. Marta Wesenick says

    We use “babylegs” (or our home-made version therof) under the sleep sack at night. Our son stays a little warmer, but they make changing time easier at 4am when I only have one eye open. :)
    I would love a REAL pair for my sweet boy!!!
    I hope I win!

  45. mari says

    I’m with Stephanie, on the sock hack since my 8 mth old is adept at removing his little baby socks. Baby legs don’t come off.

  46. says

    My 5 year old daughter wears her BabyLegs as leg warmers to compliment her outfits. My 10 year old daughter likes to wear hers as removable sleeves on days when it’s a little chilly (long-sleeve weather) in the morning but warmer (short-sleeve weather) in the afternoon.

  47. sara says

    I love to layer them under pants for those really cold days! My little man always seems so comfy in them!

  48. Jen R says

    I was thinking about getting some of these and putting my daughter in BabyLegs + onesie (under a sleep sack) instead of a sleeper at night. She HATES having her diaper changed, so I figure making it as quick and easy as possible would mean she’d become less awake when I change her during the night.

  49. Natalie says

    What a cool product! I need some to help speed up the potty-learning process. Why oh why did he have to wait to start figuring this out once the weather finally turned cold? It would really help to have some semi-nakey time running around the house, without having to turn the heat up so he doesn’t freeze in this drafty old house.

  50. Miss Five says

    BabyLegs are far superior to tights in every way – and so much cuter! We love them for dress up – when we have the energy!

  51. tulip says

    I’m with all the parents using them for arm warmers! We love ours for the under the skirt cuteness. My daughter is too tall for one size of tights and too short for the next size up, with babylegs we don’t have to worry about that at all! :)

  52. Emily C says

    Oh, I desperately want a pair of these for my son! It’s downright cold here in the winter, and taking him outside is always problematic because the lower part of his legs is always exposed when I carry him (because his pants ride up). If his pants were any longer, he’d trip over them when he tried to walk. Therefore, he’s always cold.

    Poor child. Take pity on a poor, cold baby! (who’s 1 today! Happy birthday, love!)

  53. says

    We use them to cover the gap between where our toddler son’s pants end and his socks begin. They keep his legs warm when we’re carrying him in our arms during these cold months.

    We plan on using them in lieu of tights on the baby girl we may be adopting this winter–way easier for diaper changes!

  54. Erin says

    We keep a pair of BabyLegs in the map pocket right in front of my sons carseat. I don’t like him to wear his big, puffy jacket in the carseat (too hard to get the straps tight) so after we take off the jacket and he’s all buckeled in, we get the BabyLegs on his arms so make up for the fact that he doesn’t have his coat on. It’s worked great for us so far this winter!

  55. Cynthia says

    My daughter loves her Babylegs. In fact, the two pair we own are practically worn out from constant wearing and washing.

    She wears them alone with skirts and dresses, under her pants in the winter, and under her PJs at bed. She’s 2 and it’s must easier for her to use the toilet on her own with babylegs instead of tights, and some days, she just prefers to go pantsless.

  56. Margaret says

    Baby Legs have been great for our son who is really tall and lean. He grows out of his pants length-wise, but the next size up will be too wide in the waist. So, we use the Baby Legs to keep the ankles covered and get a few more months out of those pants.

    We don’t have any Baby Legs yet for our girl due in early March, but we’d love to get some!

  57. Lisa J. says

    I’m always looking for a way to add a layer to my little guy’s PJ’s so he’s not so cold on winter nights. These would work great!

  58. says

    I don’t own any- but if I did I would use them to bridge the inevitable sock-pants gap that you get when you use a wrap or mei tai. I actually bought a few pairs of plain white winter tights to keep my baby boys legs warm, but these would make diaper changes so much easier!

  59. says

    My girls are always dressing up as princesses and they like to use them as gloves. They hold the end closed with their hands and when they need to use their hands they just open their palms and pick something up. They used to use socks but had to take them on and off to do stuff. I gave them real gloves but could not get them on with out help.

  60. Liz says

    BabyLegs + sleep sack or “baby bag” == much faster changes and warmer baby in our cold cold house at night. I bet, anyway — we don’t have any yet, and he’s been getting colder and colder!

  61. Barbara says

    A great hack is to put them on the legs and arms of your kids when they play dress-up in winter. They are thin enough to not interfer with the dress up clothes but they are still not naked. I would love a girl one if I win!!

  62. erin says

    I would think they would be great for potty training. Then you child only has to remove their panties and not pant or lift up a dress.
    Girl ones for me please :)

  63. Misty says

    Madeline is at an awkward stage where some pants are too long and don’t stay rolled up, and get in the way of crawling. So we have her in short pants, which don’t cover all her legs. I’m thinking Babylegs would really come in handy in those circumstances :D

  64. Lauren says

    With all the comments, I’m sure this has already been mentioned, but I think they’re great for putting UNDER pants on really cold days. You know how pant legs always slide up, especially on crawlers. Baby legs can tuck into the socks and stay covering that bare part of the legs.

    I don’t actually have any for my 1 yo girl, but my friend does and loves them!

  65. Elizabeth says

    I used to make Adult Legs with old running tights, for the Really Really Cold Days.

    Now a baby pair would be great for my son. I carry him in a sling when I pick him up from daycare and his pants always ride up. These would be awesome to cover that poor cold little strip of calf.

    He’s also getting his knees rubbed raw from crawling on carpet, so these would make that much better, I think.

  66. says

    I LOVE babylegs. They are so useful while potty training. This Halloween our youngest 4 kids all wore them under their costumes. We use them on cold days to wear under their karate gis too. They’re easy to pull off and put back on without having to take their gis off.

  67. says

    What a really cool idea! I love that you can do the diaper changes and not have to do the on and off of leggings and tights!

  68. Susan says

    I don’t have any for my daughter yet but I can see how they would work. You could also use one as a scarf if you were out without one. Older children could use it as a muff for their hands. I have a feeling my older two would add a rubber band to the bottom and call it their “treat” bag!

  69. says

    We didn’t have these for my son (but I’m expecting baby #2 in late May and would love some of these), but I seem to remember someone using these on older kids’ arms. Those days that are too warm for a long-sleeve shirt but too cool for a short-sleeve shirt. Easy to pull on or peel off and lets you get more use out of those super cute t’s.

  70. AmyS says

    Grandma gave several pairs of solid color tights but girly-girl thinks they are too plain. Pull stripy babylegs on over the solid tights and mom is happy for the warmer legs and girl loves the fashion statement. Now I just need some for the toddling boy… :)

  71. says

    You know all the cute skirts that your daughters wear through the summer and fall? These are perfect for lengthening the life of the summer wardrobe. Anything that saves me money!

  72. says

    We don’t have any real Baby Legs but are hoping Santa will bring some this Christmas. We do use tights or long socks under pants for extra warmth but I imagine Baby Legs would work much better!!

  73. Mandalei says

    For those harried moments when I am trying to keep the kiddo from tearing my hair out, I use a single babyleg to make a headband! They’re great at holding back loose hair from questing fingers. Nice and grippy until an alternative can be found.

  74. jessica says

    I think baby legs would come in handy as an extra layer to protect those knees from the rough floor while crawling!

  75. Kate says

    A good hack from a friend of mine: take a good pair of wool socks that are worn out on the bottom, and cut the feet off. Voila, homemade leg warmers! (We both have BabyLegs, but they’re expensive and our kids wear them daily, so we “supplement”.)

  76. says

    No hack, but I just wanted to say Flashdance and hopefully toss my name into the contest. My 3-year-old probably wouldn’t like them, but my 18-month-old would.

  77. says

    Never had Babylegs, but would love them for my boys (2 years and 1 year). Love the potential hacks already posted. I had seen Babylegs before and just passed it off as another cool, cute thing for only little girls! Never realized how I could use them for little boys!

  78. Hilary S says

    I haven’t used any yet, so I don’t have a tried-and-true hack. However, it gets very cold where we live, so using them as leggings would be great, but I am thinking as extra insulation under pants – sort of like long johns, or to use as sleeves. I have so many cute t-shirts, but fewer long sleeved shirts, and sometimes you dont’ want the bulk of a long-sleeve onsie/shirt under a t-shirt, so these would be great! Also good to keep a pair or two stashed in the car for days when it seems warm but turns colder while you are out – instant warmth for legs and/or arms. Maybe could even work as a scarf in a pinch.

  79. momo3 says

    I would have my baby wear them while he’s in the ergo carrier. In the winter his little legs get cold when his pants creep up. They’ve been on my list but I keep putting it off.

  80. Sarah says

    I just learned about Babylegs and I definitely want some for my 8 month old daughter to cover the gap where her pants ride up when she’s in the Ergo or the sling. I know this has already been mentioned but I would also use them for my 4 year old as arm warmers on cold days when she insists on wearing a summer dress and doesn’t want to wear a ls t-shirt underneath.

  81. Maureen says

    I’ve had to put away so many cute dresses because my daycare has a “no tights” policy. Baby Legs would be the perfect solution!

  82. mircat says

    i’m due in 2 1/2 weeks and plan to use babylegs to help keep baby’s socks on this winter, with the cuffs down over his/her heels. we don’t know the gender yet…

  83. angela says

    We use babylegs on my daughter to cover skin that is exposed by pants riding up, as an alternative to tights on chilly days, and instead of pants at home – makes diaper changes/pottying easier.

  84. Cecily T says

    My 5-month old has recently discovered her feet, so socks stay on for a maximum of 3 minutes. She’s also figured out how to pull her footie suits until she gets her leg stuck up inside it and gets mad. I’d LOVE a pair of these for at night and to help keep her warm. Another hack is that she loves any kind of fabric for playing with while getting a diaper change, so I’m sure she’d love to munch on a pair if you’d like to send us some! :)

  85. says

    I’ve been insanely in love with BabyLegs since I first discovered them, and gift them to every new baby I know.

    My hack is how to put them quickly on the kid: I put them inside out on my own arm, hold the kiddies ankle, and simply pull it right-side-out, up over the legs. Goes on swift and easy! (I use the same inside-out method with socks, sweatpants, and pillowcases.)

    I always prefer gender-neutral colors…for the sake of versatile hand-me-downs.

  86. ChristieNY says

    I used these on my son’s arms and legs (2 pairs) when he was crawling outside this past summer.

    Easy for Mom to slip on to a wriggly crawler, but stays put to protect those little arms and legs.

    Unfortunately ours are trashed from all the outside crawling (Gram & Papa had a splintery deck) so a new pair would be a perfect solution for a chilly winter filled with diaper changes!

  87. Becky says

    I second saderchick, but I also use them to hold up the feet on saggy sleepers. My 14 month old is almost too big for her 18mo sleepers but not quite big enough for her 24 month ones. She hangs out in pjs sometimes until after the morning nap, so by then the feet on the larger size are just flopping all over the place. A pair of babylegs keeps her extra warm and is snug enough to keep up the feet like they keep on socks.

  88. says

    I scoffed at the babylegs before I had a kid. Now, with a 7 month old boy baby who stays at home with his dad, I see how useful these could be.

    1. Everyday when I come home, my poor baby has no pants on!!! It is too much work for my husband to put his pants back on when he is finished changing him.

    2. Our boy is so chubby that pants really don’t fit him!

    3. They remind me our previous pre-kid punk days — put a little thumb hole in them, slip them over the arms and our 7 month old could rock n’ roll!!

  89. Lemon says

    My two sons’ “uniform” as we like to call it is a shirt and onesie. Year round, even in the cold New England winter. They hate having their pants on, so these would be a Godsend! Especially as we are entering the potty-training realm…

  90. Trisha says

    Oh I seriously covet BabyLegs but haven’t actually bought any yet!!! I really, really need to though. I have a almost 2 year old girl who LOVES tights. Can you just imagine the fun babylegs will be! Also, I think it’s genius for use with potty training, pulling pants down is enought work. I also have a boy due in March. And you can bet he’ll be wearing babylegs!

  91. Renee says

    Love love love the BLs! The perfect one size all purpose all season extra layer. These days they go under the jeans for extra warmth. We pull them down over his feet when we’re out for wagon rides (and he doesn’t have shoes on).

  92. Carrie says

    We LOVE babylegs here! We’re up north in Canada, and the weather can be pretty unpredictable. I like to layer them over top of her socks – that way if her pants ride up while we are out and about, she doesn’t get cold little ankles. At home, they are a perfect extra layer to keep her warm if the house is a bit cool. When we were travelling in the summer, I found that the babylegs were great for when we were in an air conditioned car/plane – it was too warm for a blanket, but she needed a bit more. Babylegs fit the bill there too!

    I love that the patterns are not babyish at all. Flames? Skulls? Too cool! (The polka dots are nothing to sneeza at either…)

  93. Marie says

    I’ve got homemade babylegs (made from the sleeves of a shrunken wool sweater) that I love as an underlayer for my girls. We all wear at least two layers all winter long. Baby long underwear is hard to find!

  94. Sylvia says

    What can be said that hasn’t been already? They’re adorable and certainly for us with EC-ing our little guy! Ahh, they could be a tourniquet in an emergency? You could put a plastic baggy of ice inside, tie the ends and make a cold pack? If I were a kid again, I’d put a pair of balled-up socks inside, tie the end, and whack my sister with it! hehehe… :)

  95. Sharon says

    I love that these are functional AND fashionable. My petite 2 year-old daughter would get a lot of use out of these. They’d be great under her ‘dress up’ dresses that she wants to wear everywhere.

  96. says

    I just thought this would be a great way to stretch your money at least for me because of the weather here where we live. I bought a lot of t-shirts for my son for the summer and there are still good but cant use them very much now that is very cold. But with some babylegs as armwarmers and some babylegs under the pants he could be so much warmer and I can use all those ts all year long. And for those jeans that are running a little shorter, I can use them longer with a little fashion from the baby legs.

  97. Heather says

    We LOVE our babylegs! My daughter uses them to express her individuality. she insists on mixing & matching her pairs under a jean skirt. I love to put them on her arms when she is wearing a short sleeved shirt & gets cold & I don’t have a sweatshirt handy. It’s so much less bulk to carry around then a sweatshirt!

  98. Michelle says

    I don’t have a pair of these yet but have been thinking about it as its soooo cold here in New England. I carry him to and from the car (its easier then the walking battle in the am trying to get to work and I only have to worry about me slipping) and his pant legs go up and expose him to the cold air. Also, I plan on using them during potty training. They will keep his little legs warm while making it easier on both of us to get his trainers/pull-ups on and off.

  99. Heather G says

    I’ve not heard of Baby Legs until today but they sound amazing.I can think of so many uses. Like shot time at the doctor instead of pants. I’m sure all of us can attest to the struggle to redress a baby when they’ve just been stuck in the leg several times. And here in Atlanta it typically doesn’t get cold enough to warrant full cold weather gear so this would be great in lieu of tights, etc. And so much easier to change a diaper than tights.

  100. says

    My daughter has several pairs of footless sleepers. (Great for new walkers so that the don’t slide around on wood floors) They were great in the summer, but now that it’s winter, I want her feet covered at night.

    I put on socks and then pull the baby legs up over the socks & up to her knees. The socks stay on all night & I like that she has an extra layer of warmth.

  101. says

    I have 9mo old twins (boy and girl). So far I only have a pair for my daughter, and have only used them on her legs the “normal” way… BUT eventually I plan to stock up on these puppies! I plan to use them as tights (with socks over them for a cute trendy look), under short sleeve shirts for the “layered” look and keep arms warm, I actually spent an evening with them on MY arms (almost a fingerless glove warmth).

  102. Jennifer says

    My Hack comes after losing one of my Babylegs…I now use the solo one in my minivan to hold plastic grocery bags…I just pull a bag out one at a time for all the trash accumulate!

  103. says

    Wow, so many great ideas! We love baby legs. I didn’t have the time to read all the comments so someone might have mentioned these ideas:
    1. They were fantastic for potty training. My daughter wanted to be in just underpants most of the time, so baby legs kept her warmer. And when she protested that the seat was cold, I’d pull them way up over her thighs.
    2. We are now wearing them during dance class instead of tights. My daughter is 3 and I don’t want to buy her ballet slippers (yet). But she can’t dance in tights cuz they are too slippery. Baby legs are the answer.

  104. Andrea Fry says

    I’ve never owned a pair, but with a potty training toddler boy and a just starting to crawl baby boy these would be great! Keep legs warm while using the potty, not to mention no fuss with pants AND keep little ones knees safe from the carpet while making diaper changes a breeze! Wow! These sound like a dream come true!

  105. mary s says

    I do not have a pair yet to give a great hack, but I’m sure they would keep two little legs warm here in the Midwest!

  106. says

    Well, if I had some, I’d love for my DD to wear them to ballet. And when I did have them, it sure made diaper changes a breeze! We use cloth diapers, so pants can get kind of bulky on my little guy. BabyLegs were perfect until his little legs got too chunky. But now he’s thinned out, and we’d love to win either a girl or boy pair!!

  107. sara b says

    We have several pairs of shorts that were too big on Lucy last summer but fit her now. We use BabyLegs under them and wha-la…a winter outfit!

  108. Jen says

    These are great for crawling outside and not getting scratched up knees! My daughter has avoided lots of boo boos by wearing baby legs!

  109. Hilary says

    We haven’t tried them yet either, but all this talk of using them for ages makes me think that you could make a cute little lovey or softie from BabyLegs once they’re too worn for “regular use.” My little boy would love to try them!

  110. Andrew says

    I think these would be awesome for our son who just started potty training. His poor legs are red from being exposed in the dry cold weather, and if he has an accident, it stings his skin:( If he had some babylegs, he could just wear them around the house with his underwear. Plus, no fussing with pants and belts when he is in a mad rush for the potty.

  111. Jennifer La Riviere says

    Don’t own any babylegs yet, but have been looking at them for a while. I love how versatile they are. I would probably use them for bedtime and during the cold winter months as an extra layer.

  112. says

    We’ve had these since our 2 year old was small-

    they make it easy to “dress up” the baby for the holidays- we have a pair of black ones with sparkly stars that we used when our oldest was one month old at New Years, and a pair of shamrocks for St Patrick’s day, etc.

    Now that he’s two, he can be pretty demanding about what clothing he wears. The baby legs make it possible to let him choose his clothes (VERY important for a two year old) but still keep him warm… he wants to wear his short- sleeved fish shirt when it’s snowing? A pair go on his arms. He wants to wear his linen pants with his favorite buttons? on his legs they go.

    We even got him a pair of rainbow ones for him to wear to the gay pride festival…

  113. says

    Baby Legs are great for keeping baby’s legs warm if their pants ride up a bit when you’re carrying them in a sling. I wish they’d had them when my oldest was a baby, but I’m so glad they’re available for my younger kids!

  114. Eileen says

    I have a pair that I use as T-shirt extenders (arm warmers) for my two year old. My daughter has a bunch of super cute T-shirts that she loves to wear all year round, but hates putting a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt underneath. These do the trick!

  115. says

    Wit hthree kiddos from 7 to 10 months they have come in handy for all. arm warmers, leg warmers, knee protectors, making baby wearing more comfortable, under clothes for warmth….sometimes I sneeak them on my feet with my toes out so that I can paint my toe nails and still have warm feet.

    The wee lass will get the most use from them since she can grow with them.

  116. says

    I haven’t had a chance to read all of these great comments – but I could see the babylegs as really handy when I take Eleanor out in our sling or baby bjorn thingy – her pants always ride up and she gets chilly (especially out here in Colorado!) and these leggings would probably be much more secure. What a great invention!!

  117. says

    well i guess i can kiss my “invention” of baby knee pads goodbye! i wish i knew about these this past summer when my kid was crawling in shorts/dresses at the shore. They are adorable (and so is the baby model, too cute!)

  118. Jennifer says

    My daughter has only one pair and I would love another! She uses hers to bridge the gap in her pants. She has an 18-24 months length and a 12-18 month waist and 2 1/2! Needless to say, pants are a disaster and it is only going to get worse when she isn’t wearing pull-ups in a few more weeks. I’m not sure how I am going to keep her pants up other than wearing the “capri” 12-18 months with babylegs underneath. Thanks!

  119. says

    We could go with boy (4 months) or girl (3 1/2 years). My daughter likes to use hers as armwarmers and, uh, dolly tube dresses. They also come in handy for parents who forget gloves and need to scrape ice off the windshield…

  120. Melissa says

    When inevitably in the middle of winter my toddler decides she NEEDS to wear her favorite Cars T-shirt, baby legs keeps her arms warm!

  121. Betty says

    Two things:

    — Keep the baby’s hands off bandages, eczema patches, etc.

    — Keep in warm or cold compresses

  122. Vicki says

    I keep my house a little cooler than most, and would love a pair for when the grandkids come over!

  123. Tracey says

    I don’t have a pair of real Babylegs yet. My hack is that I’ve been making them out of women’s knee socks for my daughter and other babies I know. I love them paired with onesies and under dresses.
    It would be great to win a real pair, though!

  124. Kate says

    I have a couple of things, though I may have already been beaten to them… They are great for baby armwarmers too – like when baby’s sleeve just wont stay down. You can even pull them over baby’s hands like makeshift mittens for those trips to and from the car. They are also great for covering baby’s ankles when she wears pants. My daughters pants are ALWAYS riding up and exposing her ankles and these help combat “ankle freeze” :)

  125. Tisha says

    Useful with cloth diapers (bigger bum), especially when you’re about to jump sizes – the next size up fits better with a cloth diaper and leggings to take up some of the space. (we live in Northern Canada, where it’s all about layers)

  126. kim says

    These are such a great product. My daughter has been using hers since she was a baby. as an infant she wore them under pants to keep warm that area just above the sock where the pants ride up when sitting in a car seat. She still uses them as tights under skirts and dresses and as leggings for her dance class. These are also great in summer when wearing sandals as they do have any feet.

  127. Jen says

    My son is a onesie-only baby… usually! At three months old he already knows what he likes, and what he hates! He loves his Snugli that I carry him around in! Unfortunatly with it going from hot to cold so quickly here… Getting those pants and coats on and off when he’s in his carrier just doesn’t make sense! We bought our first two pairs of babylegs last month- and have been using them on his chubby legs and arms ever since!! It makes going from hot indoors, to cold outdoors a cinch with avoiding his hate of pants and tops without getting him in and out of our carrier!

  128. Kim says

    My hack is, the car seat I have scratches her lil legs and is hard to buckle when she is wearing her blue jeans! So instead of my Daughter getting scratched up and me putting her in the carseat half naked I use the Babylegs!!

  129. Jennifer Marshall says

    My son has eczema on his knees (on both sides) and always scratches them during diaper changes and it’s impossible to get him to stop – he’s 2 1/2 years old. The leggings keep him from scratching and it’s still easy to change him.

  130. Anna N says

    my daughter loves her one pair! we use them for the days that are cold in the morning but warm up by the afternoon. this way she gets to stay warm in cozy in her skirt/shorts/dress until it’s warm enough for her to peel them off.

  131. Toni says

    I love these for my two year old that loves to wear dresses when it is cold out. she thinks they make her pretty. i also use them for my son who is small so can’t find pants that fit in legs and belly at the same time.

  132. ana landaverde says

    I would love a girl or unisex pair.

    My hack would be for my daughter to wear on her arms with those cute (sleeveless) summer dresses she keeps trying to wear.

  133. veronica says

    Girl or unisex if I win,
    I don’t have any but I would think you could use them over your hand and your childs when out for a walk so your hands are not cold.

  134. Axel says

    how about for catching all that spit when you are holding baby facing out and she is drooling all over the place. mom or dad could just wear it on their arm and catch the mess. (girl or boy for me)

  135. lAURA says

    teach your preschooler how to turn his sleeves/clothes inside out or outside in by using these….great skill for winter when its time to put on coats

  136. Kris says

    I used them as need pads for my daughter when she started crawling, they were the greatest thing ever!!

  137. Whitney H. says

    I don’t actually have any, but I do have two girly girls who love to wear strange (often unseasonably cold) outfits. These would probably be a beautiful addition to their outfitsd and help keep their little legs warm.

  138. Julie S says

    As a new cloth diapering mama, I plan to use them in conjunction with a wool diaper cover as a just hangin’ round the house easy diaper change outfit on my little guy this winter. Plus all the other awesome ideas I’ve read here!

  139. tami says

    I know they would be a dual purpose for our daughter. She’s crawling all over the tile floor with those bare legs! She still needs to have her feet exposed so as NOT to slip on our tile. Also, our climate can get downright hot at times. So, clothing is left mostly to onsies and shorts for fashion. However, during these cooler temps she can sport a little extra style… with BabyLegs? She’d look so cute!